Saddest postmortem I have ever seen! The Keller Family: Emil, Mary, and 9-month old Anna Keller. Mary shot Emil through the heart, mortally wounded Anna, and then committed suicide. Gelatin silver print. Auburn, New York, January 25, 1894.
“Pupils shall not divulge the secrets of the dissecting room, on pain of forfeiting their priveleges to the same,” the faculty of the Medical College of Ohio resolved in 1849.This was a common admonish- ment to medical students. Professors lobbied for laws that would give them unclaimed bodies of people who died in hospitals and institutions. To meet the demands of their students, they made arrangements with men who procured recently buried bodies from graveyards.”